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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Mississippi voters return Thad Cochran for seventh Sen. term

Six term incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi held off a serious challenge by State Senator Chris McDaniel in the June 24 Republican Primary run-off to keep his seat in Congress.

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County expanding healthcare

Tunica County’s healthcare system will add satellite clinics in two locations in an effort to better reach citizens in rural areas.

Healthcare CEO Seandria Cobbins got the go-ahead  for Project Outreach from supervisors last week to offer medical services at the Dundee and White Oak rec centers. Cobbins said there are many diabetics in Tunica County who are not following physicians’ plans of treatment and that extra education and monitoring is needed. Cobbins said the extra cost would be $3,000 to $4,000 per month, but that the clinics are running “well within the budget.” She added that she was applying for a National Institutes of Health grant that may pay for some of the extra costs.

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School district is losing a dedicated employee

Once again, Carolyn Steele faces one of the biggest days of her career.  She has anticipated plenty of moments like the one to come.  This time, though, she will be closing a chapter in her career instead of starting a new one.

Steele recently announced her plan to retire from Tunica County School District (TCSD) effective June 30.  She spent the last 33 years working in various positions including high school secretary, secretary to the superintendent, and, most recently, payroll manager.

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Once in a ‘Strawberry’ Moon...

Whether you call it a strawberry moon or a rose moon or even a honey moon, last Friday’s lunar show was spectacular and rare enough to draw notice. Clear skies on June 13 gave Tunicans a chance to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation.

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